Letter to Senator Schumer Regarding the Resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian Issue

November 17, 2014 The Honorable Charles E. Schumer United States Senator 780 Third Avenue, Suite 2301 New York, NY 10017 Dear Senator Schumer: We, members of the Granny Peace Brigade, have been continually concerned with the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East.   Thank you for your response of March 11, 2014, to the individual letter … Continue reading Letter to Senator Schumer Regarding the Resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian Issue


A short note to share this day of action organized by JEWS SAY NO and JEWISH VOICE FOR PEACE outside the offices of our Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, condemning their support for the Israeli government's systematic violations of the Palestinian people's basic human rights AND their refusal to meet with constituents who do not support … Continue reading HEY SENATORS: TALK TO YOUR CONSTITUENTS ABOUT PALESTINIANS AND ISRAEL!

Remembering Gaza’s Youngest Victims

With so much attention on the Climate March, I don't want to forget our action at City Hall, on 10 Sept, the first fall session of the City Council. Why City Council? Well you will recall, Mayor DiBlasio has stated that his job includes "defending Israel." Many members of the City Council likewise supported Israel's … Continue reading Remembering Gaza’s Youngest Victims

The United States-Israel-Palestine — some thoughts

On August 1st a reporter on Aljazeera America News describing the carnage in Rafah said  “today I saw several children…I have to say…I have never seen children look so shell shocked.”  On the internet there is a picture of a very young child sitting on stones next to dead parents. Has our Government no memory, … Continue reading The United States-Israel-Palestine — some thoughts

Needed: An Honest Broker

(Click on photos for larger images.) In connection with the ongoing Kerry-Israel/Palestine Peace Talks the GPB decided we should seek advice on practical action we might take to encourage the U.S. Government to act as a truly honest broker in this so vital process.  Accordingly, I addressed a letter, below, to each of the following … Continue reading Needed: An Honest Broker

Palestinian Homeland, 65 Years, 1947-2012

Some Significant Events: For millennia Palestine has been home to Palestinians and their forebears. On November 29, 1947, the United Nations General Assembly voted to divide Palestine into two states, one for the Jews and one for the Arabs; Jerusalem was to remain under international control.  ['One Palestine Complete -- Jews and Arabs under the … Continue reading Palestinian Homeland, 65 Years, 1947-2012

Realities in Palestine: An Eyewitness Report

We returned recently from an eye-opening journey to Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territories. We went because of the troubling news coming from Gaza about collective punishment, because of images of a 300-mile wall of separation between Israelis and Palestinians, and perhaps most of all because of our desire to understand the nature of this … Continue reading Realities in Palestine: An Eyewitness Report

Reopen Shuhada Street in Hebron

For 17 years by order of Israeli authorities, Shuhada Street in Hebron, West Bank, has been closed to Palestinians.  Below is my letter in this regard mailed to the Embassy of Israel to the United States. February 22, 2012 The Honorable Michael Oren Ambassador of Israel Embassy of Israel 3514 International Drive N.W. Washington, D.C.20008-3021 … Continue reading Reopen Shuhada Street in Hebron